Whether it’s your first time exploring the amazing scenery, mouth-watering food and fun local attractions, or Devon is already a firm holiday favourite, we’ve got your half-term break sorted!
Devon’s well known for its scrummy locally-made food and drink. After all, we’ve got some of the best producers, eateries and farm shops in the country. You only need to look at the who’s who of the Taste of the West awards to see how amazing our food really is.
If you’re looking for a slice of the good life, a chance to treat the family to the most hearty, tasty and wholesome food and drink, Devon is THE place to be this half-term. Sample some of Devon’s finest and you’re sure to leave with a happy heart and a full tummy!
The quintessential Devon cream tea
You can hardly say you’ve been to Devon on a half-term break without having a cream tea (or two!). For it to be a true Devon cream tea, the clotted cream has to go on the scone first and then the strawberry jam (but secretly, it’s really up to you). Then again, is it scone or scone…? Check out the best places to visit for a Devon Cream tea while you’re here.
Fudge, glorious fudge
One of Devon’s most well known and well-loved sweet treats is proper handmade crumbly fudge. Roly’s Fudge is just one of our local producers winning a whole host of awards for their superb range of melt-in-the-mouth fudge. For years now, happy visitors to Devon have been returning home with gifts of fudge for their nearest and dearest – a true taste of the seaside.
You’ll be spoilt for choice with over 14 local companies recognised for the quality of their ice-creams. Some might say we’re in ice-cream heaven. From Belgian Chocolate to Raspberry Ripple or something more exotic like Mango Twist or Peanut Butter cup, you won’t be short of options for even the most choosy in your party.
Farm-produced award-winning cheese
Quicke’s in Devon is just one of our local producers of fine cheeses. Based near Exeter, Home Farm is home to several unique breeds of cow who enjoy the lush Devon grass, year-round pastures and produce the best quality milk to make the best cheese. You can take a tour around their farm kitchen and learn how the cheese is made, as well as sample some of their exciting range. If you enjoy your cheese, this is definitely one to book in advance so you don’t miss out!
One for the adults… a pint of Devon’s best
Local breweries Bays Brewery and Emal Brewery produce some of the region’s most well known and highly prized ales and beers. They truly brew a taste of Devon. You can find many of their beers and ales in our local Devon pubs and restaurants.
Relaxed dining for the whole family
When you’re exhausted from an exciting day sampling all the tasty things Devon has to offer, you can enjoy a relaxing family dining experience at any of our on-site restaurants. From our modern restaurant, Amelia’s Pantry to homely Carvery in the Warren Retreat, we’ve got everything you need for a easy breezy family dining.